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ICD-10-CM Code H49.9
Unspecified paralytic strabismus

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

H49.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of unspecified paralytic strabismus. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code H49 is used to code Strabismus

Strabismus is a condition that interferes with binocular vision because it prevents a person from directing both eyes simultaneously towards the same fixation point; the eyes do not properly align with each other. Heterotropia is a medical synonym for the condition. Colloquial terms for strabismus include "cross-eye", "wall-eye", and a "cast of the eye".

Specialty: Ophthalmology
MeSH Code: D013285
ICD 9 Code: 378

Strabismus prevents the eyes from aiming at the same point in space. Shown here is a case of "wall-eye", or exotropic, strabismus.

Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #123 - Neurological eye disorders.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H49.9 - Unspecified paralytic strabismus'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code H49.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Paralytic strabismus, unspecified (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code H49.9 and a single ICD9 code, 378.50 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: H49 - Paralytic strabismus

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/H499